Death of Armstrong motorist under investigation

Medical issue may have led vehicle to strike two cars and then a power pole

Authorities are trying to determine the circumstances behind the death of an Armstrong man.

On May 1 at about 9:05 p.m., a 57-year-old man was found inside a Ford Focus after emergency personnel responded to a single-vehicle accident in the 2000 block of 42nd Avenue in Vernon.

“The coroners service is looking at the possibility of a medical issue prior to the crash,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

The man was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The vehicle initially struck two parked cars and then came to rest up again a power pole.

The case remains under investigation by the B.C. Coroners Service.